WORKER STATUS, GIG ECONOMY AND SUBSTITUTION (29 April 2020)

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has handed down an important decision providing commentary on the factors that may render a person to be a self- employed contractor rather than a worker. The case was brought by way of a reference from the Watford Employment Tribunal for a preliminary ruling on the definition of what […]

Furloughed Employees? Check if You Have Enrolled for PAYE Online

If you have furloughed workers then you should check now to ensure that you have enrolled for PAYE online and have an ePay number. Having enrolled for PAYE online is one of the requirements before being able to apply for the grant under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; this enrolment can take up to 10 days. It is likely that you […]

Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) to open on 20th April 2020

Jim Harra, HMRC Chief confirmed to the Treasury Select Committee on 8 April 2020 that the Portal for applications for the Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) will open on 20th April 2020. The portal is currently being testing and they hope to administer 450,000 applications per hour. Applications can be submitted 14 days in advance of […]

Day 1 Right to SSP

We now have The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (No.54) enacting a Day 1 right to SSP in limited circumstances. These Regulations suspend the first 3 waiting days for: persons with symptoms of coronavirus staying at home for 7 days and; persons living in the […]